Tuesday January, 19th 2016
Call To Action Regarding
Indoor Vaping Ban (HB1143)
The Florida Smoke Free Association is headed to Tallahassee to speak on behalf of your industry to the Health Quality Sub Committee.
A bill — HB 1143 — has been introduced in the Florida Legislature which would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes and vapor products in all places where smoking is banned.Vaping would also be banned in places that are currently exempted by the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act.This includes establishments such as bars, tobacco shops and other private businesses. This bill does not provide an exemption for vapor retail shops. Furthermore, there is troubling language in this bill suggesting that possession of a vaping device would be prohibited in “smoke-free” areas.
The first hearing has been scheduled for today.
January 19th, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Health Quality Subcommittee
306 House Office Building 402 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399
FSFA Board Members will be arriving early to meet with advocacy leaders and lobbyists to prepare for the hearing.
All members and vapers are encouraged to attend. For those planning to attend, please dress appropriately and respect the decorum of the committee room. If you are particularly motivated to speak, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will see you there!
Thank you from the Florida Smoke Free Association.